Paul’s Letters Explored in a New Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, April 22nd, Pastor Merritt will begin a brand new Bible Study covering Paul’s Epistles to Galatians, Ephesians and Colossians. This study will take us through the summer, and they will provide practical and relevant instruction in our lives. If you have not been involved in Bible Study for a while, why not plan on joining us—you will be glad that you did!
Important Church Meetings on May 5th and May 12th
The Finance Committee and the Trustees will be sponsoring a special joint planning meeting on Tuesday, May 5th. Everyone interested in our church’s long-term future are invited to attend.
The bi-monthly Church Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12th. That is the day for interested people to hear what events are being planned for the summer, including Vacation Bible School, Youth Summer Camp, and so on.
Mothers and Other Luncheon on May 9th
The United Methodist Women will be presenting their annual Mothers and Others Luncheon on Saturday, May 9th—the day before Mothers day. You are invited to attend if you are a woman in the church, and you may bring your children, your mother or other significant person in your life.
“Imagine No Malaria” Events
Friday, April 17th is the South Central District’s Day of Prayer and Awareness for the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign. Saturday, April 25th is World Malaria Day, and “Imagine No Malaria” events will be planned throughout the Florida Conference. We asking each person to donate $10 to this cause, so that RUMC can generate $1,000 in giving to “Imagine No Malaria” as a church family.
Homecoming Sunday Down the Road
We will be celebrating Homecoming Sunday on Sunday, August 16. Our service will be held at a special time of 10:30 AM. We will be inviting previous Pastors as well as previous members to join us on that special Sunday. We will enjoy a covered dish meal immediately following the Church service. If you have any contact information on prior members or church friend, please contact the church office. We want to mail out Homecoming invitations to former pastors and members by May 9th.
Thanks to Everyone Who Helped our “Manly Men”
The Manly Man sale was very successful this year. We raised well over $700 (and counting), thanks to the generous donations by church members, and the presence of many motivated buyers. For the first time, plants and cuttings were added to the sale, and over $200 was raised just on the plant sale—thanks to Russ Harris who brought this glorious idea to fruition.
You have another chance to buy. RESTORE will be having its next rummage sale on Saturday, May 2nd. Left over furniture, appliances and bicycles from the Manly Man sale will once again be on offer as well as the clothing and other items typically donated to RESTORE.